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Grand Canyon National Park: Greenway Trail Construction 0046

Date: May 22, 2012 NPS Photo by Kristen M. Caldon.

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The Greenway Trail System, as outlined in the park’s 1995 General Management Plan, is a system of multi-use, accessible trails throughout the park that encourages non-motorized modes of travel, complementing the South Rim Visitor Transportation Plan, which includes seasonal shuttle bus service to and from Tusayan..

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Greenway III consists of an 8-foot wide compacted soil surface area for pedestrians and bicyclists, with an adjacent 2- to 3-foot wide gravel path for equestrian use. Eventually, the compacted soil surface will be replaced with pavement as funding becomes available. The trail is being constructed by Grand Canyon’s Trail Crew to comply with accessibility guidelines for outdoor developed areas..

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“We are excited about the construction of this section of trail,” stated Park Superintendent, Dave Uberuaga, “Referred to as Greenway III, the trail will not only provide visitors, employees and residents another new and green option of travel between the park and Tusayan, it will extend the popular Arizona Trail, which currently ends at the Long Jim trailhead, into the park.”.

“This trail is going to benefit many different kinds of visitors to the Tusayan area. We hope visitors, employees and residents will enjoy using the new trail,” stated Uberuaga. During the summer months when our shuttle buses are providing service to Tusayan, those using the trail will also have the option of combining a hike or bike ride with a shuttle bus trip making their travel into and around the park easy and convenient..

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Funding for this project was made possible through a grant received from the Federal Highway Administration’s Public Lands Highways Program. General donations to Grand Canyon National Park’s trails program also helped fund the project..

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The Greenway project began as a public/private cooperative effort between the National Park Service, the Grand Canyon National Park Foundation (now Grand Canyon Association

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Taken on May 23, 2012